Can I just tell you how excited I was to find TWO large pumpkins at Ross for a great deal?!? I snatched them both up as quickly as I could because I knew they would be great for my front porch!! I thought maybe I would paint them, but then decided on a better solution for this easy faux pumpkin make-over!!
These beauties were originally from Michaels, BUT I was fortunate enough to snag them for $7.99 each!! See why I was so excited?!?
I think these guys were originally meant for carving, but I’m not cutting them up!! I want to darken the color and age them a bit. I’m giving my Waverly antiquing wax a try for this part.
I’m using a damp paper towel to wipe the wax on, making sure to get a lot in the lines all around the pumpkin. I added one coat, wiping ff the excess, and then waited for it to dry down. Next I added a second coat, darkening some areas, especially those lines.
Once it’s all dry I’m ready to display!! It’s that simple, seriously!! The wax darkened these beauties right up and made a big difference!! Let me know if you’ve tried this technique!! If you enjoyed this technique be sure to check out this terra cotta method!!